The Marie Show featured a talk on this subject by Dr. Gary Motykie, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, California!
Genetic composition of each human being is unique, which also influences their skin type. However, the current condition of the skin is primarily determined by how an individual takes care of the body and skin. Skin cleansing is very important, and should be performed on a daily basis. Cleansing helps skin to exfoliate, which improves cell turnover, opens skin pores and allows for greater absorption of skin care ingredients.
Skin can exfoliate with gentle physical massage and it also occurs naturally when enzymes eat away the dead skin cells from the epidermis. Skin care products can sometimes prove to be very expensive, costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. However, if a person is well informed about the right ingredients, he or she can attain the same results at a much lesser cost.
Important Contents in Anti-aging Products
Many skin care products contain DMAE because of its well-known effectiveness in reducing the signs of aging. DMAE provides protection against skin cell damage that may occur due to direct sun exposure or pollution. This ingredient also stimulates collagen and appears to firm skin on contract. One of the products containing DMAE is The Best of Perricone, which is available at a market price of $95.
This is a natural substance found in human body that stimulates collagen and maintains skin elasticity and shape. It is also an important antioxidant and moisturizer. FDA approved dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are based on hyaluronic acid. It is also a part of several anti-wrinkle creams. Products containing hyaluronic acid include Peter Thomas Roth Viz-1000, which is available at $65, and Fresh Rose Hyrdrating Gel Cream, which is available at $42.
Argireline works on the same principle as Botox, though it cannot provide such strong results as Botox. Unlike Botox, this ingredient is applied as a skin cream on the wrinkled areas. Argireline works by way of inhibiting neurotransmitters, which causes the shriveled facial muscles to relax, leading to reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Products such as First Aid Beauty (FAB) Dual Repair Face Cream, priced at $44, and First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Eye Cream, priced at $40, contain Argireline.
The growth of proteins such as collagen and elastin in the body is promoted by Matrixyl. These proteins help keep the skin healthy and youthful looking. Once the depletion of collagen and elastin takes place in the body, wrinkles and sagging skin begin to occur. Products such as Boscia Bright White Mask, available at a price of $38, and Hourglass Fluid Makeup, available at a price of $60, are based on Matrixyl.
Tried and True Retinols
Skin care products containing this ingredient include Kate Somerville Hydrating Face Serum, Philosophy “Help Me,” Dr. Brandt R3P Cream and Laura Mercier Repair Eye Serum.
Facial Rejuvenation with Stem Cells
Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers can help stimulate skin collagen to restore its shape and reduce wrinkles. However, these fillers can do very little to enhance the skin tone and texture. A non-surgical stemcell facelift is an effective approach that provides a combined impact by restoring shape and elasticity of the skin as well as improving the tone and texture of the skin at the same time. Unlike most procedures, this technique actually promotes renewed tissue growth as well.
The procedure involves drawing a small volume of blood from the patient’s body. The doctor isolates platelets by spinning this blood in a centrifugal device. Once the platelets are activated, they release growth factors that have the potential to heal damaged skin. These growth factors are injected into the affected areas of the face, which activates the multi potent stem cells to grow new tissue. The patient achieves a renewed, younger looking skin. The effects with a stemcell facelift may last for nine months to two years in most cases.
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